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Julia Ross

Virginia Tech
Dean of Engineering
Blacksburg, Virginia
Julia Ross, the Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering, leads the largest, most comprehensive engineering program in Virginia. She began her tenure as dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering on July 31, 2017 and holds tenured appointments in chemical engineering and engineering education departments. Previously, Ross served as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research focus centers on the role of fluid mechanics in infection formation in the cardiovascular system and has received approximately $13 million in external funding with a personal share of $10 million. Ross serves on the executive committee of the Global Engineering Dean's Council. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and recipient of an American Council on Education fellowship. Ross holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue and a doctoral degree from Rice University, both in chemical engineering.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, April 12
 

8:00am

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Conference Violet CrownPamela Abalu • Joshua Anton • Ross Baird • Grace Belangia • Jon Bier • Jeanne Milliken Bonds • Carleen Bowers • Derrick Braziel • Marland Buckner • Tighe Bullock • Sean Carr, Ph.D. • Jill Carroll • Ric Cavender • Tom Chapman • Mylea Charvat • Tom Click • Mick Cornett • Elizabeth Cromwell • Matt Dunne • Chinedu Echeruo • CO.STARTERS • Roben Farzad • Jason Feifer • Elizabeth Freeman • Jason Fuller • Rick Gordon • Sameer Gulati • David Hall • Chris Harris • Imagene Harris • Felecia Hatcher-Pearson • Sean Henry • Tiffany Henry • Erika Herz • David Hirsch • Archie Holmes • Steve Hoang • Mitchell Horowitz • Anika Horn • Fay Horwitt • Denise Hubbard • Matt Illian • Roger Johnson • Erik Johnston • Joseph Kapp • Bo Kemp • Adam Klein • Christine Lai • Stephanie Landrum • Kim Lane • Michael Lenox • Christopher Lloyd • Michelle Marks • Eric Martin • John McElligott • Evans McMillion • Tina Metzer • Jennifer Miller • Maegan Moore • Stephen Moret • Eric Parker • Chad Rogers • Julia Ross • Marco Rubin • Jessica Sabbath • Timothy Sands • Marie Schacht • Gene Schleppenbach • Joel Selzer • David Touve • Sean Washington • Brian Watson • Tom Weithman • Jayson White • Christina Winn • Dubby Wynne • Paul Yandura • Beth Zimmer • UVA’s Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

3:30pm

 


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